Alignment

August 11, 2022

Half-Marathon Leadership Lessons: Perseverance & Push

A few years back I completed a half marathon and I was dragging myself across the race finish line. Technically, I was running. However, I believe most […]
August 4, 2022

What is Organizational Development?

When you find out that someone is a nurse or an accountant, you understand what they do for a living. However, when people discover I am […]
July 28, 2022

How Leaders, Followers & Power Work Together (or Not!)

This week’s guest post is from Dustin J. Knutson. He holds a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University (VA) He lives in Colorado and works at Vation Ventures, […]
July 14, 2022

Why is organizational success important?

Some of my most interesting insights are gleaned from real-life. Like orange trees (see The Tale of the Orange and the Lemon Tree)! This week an orange […]
August 5, 2021

Leading Globally: How Humane is Your Country?

As the world has learned about the tragic earthquake in Nepal we see a tremendous outpouring of generosity and compassion. However, not all nations respond the same to […]
June 24, 2021

Aligning People and Strategy

Our region is in the midst of a heat wave. Given our location in the California desert, this is not unexpected. But it’s still H-O-T! During […]
April 8, 2021

What does strategic focus mean?

Marcus Buckingham has made a name for himself by reminding us to focus our lives and work on what we are good at. The Strengthsfinder© model […]
April 1, 2021

How do you increase employee engagement?

Employee engagement is a buzzword in management circles. Creating and sustaining high levels of engagement is a result of a symbiotic relationship between employers and employees. Engaged employees […]
March 10, 2021

How do you promote ethical behavior in the workplace?

Few of us would disagree that ethical behavior is important in the workplace. Yet how we do this is a much more challenging discussion! Below are […]
March 3, 2021

How to improve team effectiveness in an organization

One of the most frequent concerns I discuss with entrepreneurs, leaders and CEO’s, relates to employee performance. More specifically, they express a desire to have specific […]
October 18, 2016

Podcast: The Importance of Culture

Today’s post is a podcast that I recently provided for the Lead This! organization. Mergers and acquisitions consistently top the headlines, yet most of them fail. In […]
August 6, 2015

How to Predict Successful Business Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A’s) are an important part of our business landscape. In America, about 10,000 of them occur each year. While organizations celebrate these acquisitions, their excitement […]